Kokanee Fishing Report
Written by Toby Wyatt
Posted January 1, 2023
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Updated | January 1st, 2023
Location | Dworshak Reservoir, Idaho
We fish Dworshak Reservoir at Orofino Idaho for Kokanee, and the limit is 25 per person. We catch Kokanee year-round but early spring through August seems to be the best fishing in this high mountain lake. Dworshak has prime spawning habitat that allows the Kokanee to reproduce in huge numbers.
The Kokanee are not large and around 10″ seems to be the average size and trolling is the method we use and sometimes we may even catch a Rainbow or Bull Trout. We can combine our Kokanee fishing trips with Smallmouth Bass fishing for even more fun!
Lodging provided by area motels in Orofino Idaho. The one we like is the Best Western Lodge At Rivers Edge: https://goo.gl/maps/piq6ZKNixCw4ABwSA.
Reel Time Fishing also has exclusive lodging, 6-bedroom with views of the Clearwater River, available in Lenore: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/6885392?check_in=2023-04-11&check_out=2023-04-14&guests=1&adults=1&s=67&unique_share_id=d25a2b86-2412-4719-b8eb-a27da4898de9
We also have two Fifth Wheels for rent next to our lodge in Lenore for those interested:
Launch point is Big Eddy: https://goo.gl/maps/U9mtgHkMhXfwK1z68
Frequently Asked Questions about our fishing trips
HOW MANY PEOPLE CAN I BRING ON MY TRIP?
The legal max boatload is six anglers, but with six full time guides available we are able to accommodate large groups of more than six people.
IS LUNCH/DRINKS PROVIDED ON MY TRIPS?
We do provide a BBQ lunch and drinks on all Clearwater, Snake, and Dworshak trips. Lunch and drinks ARE NOT provided on any of our Columbia River or Grande Ronde river trips.
HOW MANY HOURS ARE WE ON THE WATER?
Look forward to at least 8 hours of fishing unless you book a half day trip, then look forward to 4 hours of fishing
DO YOU PROVIDE ALL THE GEAR WE NEED TO FISH?
Yes, each guide is fully equipped with top-notch rods, reels and bait to ensure success on your trip.
DO I NEED TO PRE-PAY OR PLACE A DEPOSIT DOWN TO HOLD MY SPOT?
We require a 50% deposit at the time of booking, final payment must be made in full 10 days prior to your trip. We do not offer refunds for cancellations or head-count changes made inside 10 days of your trip.
DO YOU CLEAN AND FILLET OUR CATCH?
Yes, all of our guides will clean and fillet your catch unless otherwise specified.